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In the Short Story Araby by James Joyce the narrator has alongedfeeling for a character not namedbut is called by Manganssister JamesJoyce was born in Rathgar Ireland but was raised in DublinIrelandAraby is a short story that had came from a series of shortstories knownas Dubliners The story is about a young boy who goes throughseveralstages to achieve something dearly to him The short storyAraby portraysadmiring mood into a epiphany mood Throughout this story JamesJoycedepicts a loss of innocence theme a motif signifying paralysisforegonepurpose of making the short storyand sexual imageryA common thread or repeated ideas that are incorporatedthroughout aliterary work are all characteristics of Theme As a young boythenarrator has a crush on Mangans sister just like any other boybeforebecoming a adult In the story it is hopeless for the boy notto thinkabout Mangans sister even in the most irrelevant situationswaking up andthinking about Mangans sister writing a paper in class andthinking aboutMangans sister He shows his epiphany when he says glazing upinto thedarkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided byvanity and myeyes burned with anguish and anger Barnhisel 2 After goingthrough allthat hard work he decides to let it all go and understand whathes doingis wrong Even ifhe did continue with buying her a gift Shewouldnttreat him any differently The reason I say this is because Ima teenagermyself and iv already seen this face to face Finally theauthor usessmall pieces of the theme called MotifsA motif inthe short story would be Paralysis In the beginningof thestory it talks about the physical characteristics of the housesand thestreets the narrator had lived in The narrator describes thesetraits in ainert manner It says where streets are personified as blindand housesas seeing This topographia frames the narration in a way thatsets it upfor a chiasmus the story that opens with the real estate ofNorthRichmond Street closes with its antipode of the unreal estateofArabyCollins27 This describes A dead or frozen part oftown Theauthor gives it
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